Tag Archives: James Trower

Stoke 1s v Battersea Ironsides April 2017

Stoke beat Battersea Ironsides

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 152 all out (37 overs)
Battersea Ironsides 116 all out (36.2 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won by 36 runs

Stoke successfully defended a moderate total to record their first victory of the season.

Batting first having won the toss, there was an early wicket when Alistair McMillan edged B.Grindell to the keeper; but Jack Raimondo and James Trower added 57 runs in 8.3 overs to get the board moving. They were separated when Raimondo, (23 from 26), was caught & bowled by first change Williams attempting to turn a low full toss into the mid-wicket area.

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Jase Earl

Sunday XI defeated at Sutton

Sunday 16th April 2017
Friendly
Stoke D’Abernon 144 all out (33.3 overs)
Sutton 146 for 6 (33.5 overs)
Sutton won by 4 wickets

Despite a spirited display in the field a Stoke Sunday XI line up including plenty of League players was left to rue a shortage of runs on a good pitch at Sutton.

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Ralphie v Old As 2016

50 Hundreds by Stokers – Part 1

Avid followers of CricInfo will have seen the book review of “Masterly Batting : 100 Great Test Centuries” by Patrick Ferriday and Dave Wilson: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/689777.html

This got us thinking and in the first of a five part series Ralphie has kindly taken time out to review and rank the centuries he has seen scored by Stokers in his time at the Club. Here is a brief background to set the scene, then on to part one:

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AGM 2017

AGM News

An increased turnout for this year’s AGM; a few watched the rugby ahead of the main event…

Clear the Beer II (1)

…and many more stopped back to have a few beers and some food afterwards.

Applying an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach following our excellent 2016 season, most of the roles and responsibilities for 2017 remain unchanged. James Trower continues as Club Captain, likewise Jase Earl retains his role skippering the 2nd XI.

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Beer Cleared!

A tremendous turnout yesterday from members, (and many friends & family of members), at all levels of the Club – plus some new faces who will be joining for next year – saw the remainder of the 2016 vintage Asahi demolished.

Amongst the attendees answering Drew’s call to Clear the Beer were Andy Berry, Malcolm Dickson, Jase Earl, Tom Frost & Amy S, Will Frost, Will/Shireen/Tom/Emma Gudgeon, Charlie Hill, Roddy Kelso, Logie Logendran, (big year for Loges next year – details to follow soon), Adrian Mills, Harry Nawaz, Richie & Robbie Parrett, Peter Phipps, Jack Raimondo, Toby Tarrant, Rod Thomson, James Trower, Geoff Vinall & family and Ralphie & Julie.

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League Dinner

Yesterday evening Stokers were out in force at The Oval for the 49th Surrey Championship Annual Dinner.

Sat at one table, (pictured), were Toby Tarrant, (who doubled up as our other table’s wine waiter for part of the evening – see below), Will Frost, Dan Gluckman, Charlie Hill, James Trower, James Whitmarsh, Jack Raimondo and Will Gudgeon. Will also brought along a newbie for next year in the form of his mate Kane. It was great to see Billy Newman there too who we hope to see back on the field next season.

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Trower and Hopton v Alleyn - September 2016

1st XI Promoted with Victory over Alleyn

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Travelbag Surrey Championship – Division 5
Alleyn 188 all out (46.5 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon 103 for 5 (26 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon won on Faster Scoring Rate

After a few near misses Stoke’s 1st XI finally secured promotion to Division 4 with a home win over Alleyn, the victory achieved on run-rate although once the 20 over mark had been reached to constitute a match, Stoke were never behind the target score.

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2016 OSCAs Welcome

Surrey OSCAs

Yesterday saw the latest annual Surrey OSCAs, (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards), held at The Oval to coincide with Surrey’s One Day Cup match against Glamorgan.

Stoke were represented by Rod & Will Thomson and Ralphie & Julie; James Trower came along after work for the food and to discuss selection. A number of friends of Stoke were there; it was nice to catch up with John Milner at Godalming and one or two others.

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